A family holiday is like a field trip
Last updated at 14:56, Tuesday, 06 March 2012
Winter is on its last legs, spring is almost sprung and that thorny old issue of summer holidays is looming large again.
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the Government, councils, headteachers have said there going to fine Â£50 per child and just this week airports are putting extra tax on flights from Â£80 to Â£480 during the summer think parents will gladley pay the Â£50 lol
Totally agree with Emma Holt. For six whole weeks in the run up to Christmas, our kids did absolutely nothing educational, instead they rehearsed non stop for the carol concert and nativity. Similar thing in the run up to Easter, and the last fortnight before the summer holidays seemed to be spent watching videos. Not to mention inset days, strikes, and the days when the poor teachers couldn't make it to school because of the snow. Honestly, what a bunch of skivers; if I could get over Hartside pass to Alston to get to work, I'm pretty darn sure the teachers could have made it a mile or two across town. So I'll happily take my kids out of school for holidays during the periods they're not actually learning anything, and the school can stick the fine in its pipe and smoke it! Rant over, now let's get the kettle on.
Being a bit disingenuous aren't we?The crux of the matter is parents taking their kids out during term time at any time. Not just the last few days of term.If you're going to comment on the matter then at least be a bit more honest about the story at hand.